Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent of Schools

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Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, who is a graduate of Hartford Public Schools, earned her Bachelor in Human Development and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Connecticut, and received a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University. She has been committed to education in Greater Hartford for over two decades.  She is guided by deeply rooted commitments to continuous learning and leadership capacity-building in herself and others, while collaborating with others to improve educational outcomes for learners.

Dr. Torres-Rodriguez began her career in education at the San Juan Tutorial Program, Inc. in 1995. During her five-year tenure there she supported the community agency in offering year-round academic intervention and enrichment programs to Hartford Public Schools students and provided organizational leadership as Assistant Director and Interim Executive Director.

Dr. Torres-Rodriguez taught social and behavioral science at Capital Community College.  She served students and families at Goodwin Technical High School as a School Social Worker.  She has held positions of increasing responsibility and complexity including Assistant Principal, Principal, Director, Assistant Superintendent, and Acting Superintendent.

A school transformation expert with a passion for educational equity, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez served as Principal of Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College, Principal of CREC Public Safety Academy in Enfield, and Associate Program Coordinator at the Connecticut Center for School Change where she developed and facilitated programming for a community of practice of 26 Principals across the state.

Prior to her appointment as Acting Superintendent, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez was Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Leadership within Hartford Public Schools, where she provided culturally courageous leadership to support the comprehensive improvement efforts of a network of eleven schools.

Education

A proud graduate of Hartford Public Schools, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez received a Bachelor in Human Development and a Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut and she earned a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University.


In The News

Watch Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez’s thoughtful conversations with students, teachers, colleagues, and community partners.

Our Students Are Watching: A Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez & Our Board of Education

An Important Attendance Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Back-to-School Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Our Superintendent’s Message about Protecting our Immigrant Families and Educating All Children

Summer Message and Resources from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

A Message about the 2019-2020 School Year Budget from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

HPS Announces Series of Videos to Showcase the District Model for Excellence

A Message of Appreciation for our Teachers from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Superintendent’s Message for Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

Spring Back into Learning on April 15th!

School Safety Message from the Superintendent

A Black History Month Message from the Superintendent

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message from our Superintendent

A Holiday Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Op-Ed: The Hartford Courant, Nov. 28, 2018: High goals transforming Hartford’s schools

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

Veterans Day Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

October is National Principals Month

A Message about Attendance Awareness from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

2018 Smarter Balance Test Results Reveal Progress in Mathematics and English Language Arts

Back-to-School 2018 Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

A Summer Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

An Open Letter of Appreciation to our School Administrators, Teachers, and School Staff Members from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Superintendent’s Report

A Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, January 24, 2018

Message from our Superintendent, January 3, 2018

Invitation from Dr. Torres-Rodriguez to her Presentation of Restructuring Recommendations to The Board of Education

Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodríguez June 2017

Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodríguez May 2017

Special Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodríguez April 2017

Superintendent’s Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodríguez March 2017

A Statement about the Budget from Acting Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodríguez

A Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message from your Superintendent

A Holiday Message from your Superintendent

A Message to our Community from Acting Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez